The endometriosis diet: Do’s & don’ts and why

After reviewing numerous studies performed by the National Institute for Health and other similar groups world-wide, doctors are starting to develop a clearer understanding of how to advice women with gynocological and endocrological diseases with regards to nutrition and excercise. Moreover, evidence is pointing towards the health benefits of this regime for ALL women, in hopes of addressing the rapid increase in cancers, coronary diseases, kidney and thyroid conditions amongst the female population in the US.

The symptoms of endometriosis can often times be addressed and alleviated by adaptations in diet. This website contains helpful explanations on why these particular foods are or are not suggested. Below are some of the restrictions and recommendations:

DO’s:

Omega-3 fatty acid producing oils. Good sources are:
evening primrose
Walnut oil
flax seeds/oil
Fiber (25 grams per day). Good sources are:
whole grains excluding wheat and rye
beans, peas and pulses
brown rice
vegetable and fruits
oatmeal
Foods that moderate estrogen levels (2 servings per day). Good sources are:
mustard greens
broccoli
cabbage
turnips

DONT’s

wheat – this includes breads, cakes and pasta products, all based on wheat
refined and concentrated carbohydrates
sugar, in whatever form, including honey
alcohol
caffeine
which is found in tea, coffee, soft drinks
chocolate
dairy produce
including all milk and cheese
fried food, margarine and hydrogenated fats
soy products and soy protein – tamari can be used in small amounts
tinned and frozen packaged foods as little as possible
additives and preservatives
Note: Meat, dairy and eggs promote the pro-inflammatory prostaglandins.

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